Berlin, the capital of Germany, second largest city in the European Union after London. This historic city was the centre of the German Empire until 1918. Two successive world wars and the city was bombed so savagely that many of its older builders were destroyed beyond repair.
After the Second World War the city was divided between West Berlin and East Berlin. Some thirty years later it was unified again and is now the modern capital of Germany once again. Berlin today is a European city that should be on the destination list of every tourist visiting Europe.
Visitors can see what it was like to live under the Eastern Block. There is a museum dedicated to this experience. Checkpoint Charlie the famous crossing between East and West is today a busy tourist attraction along with the nearby museum that provides historical information about the city and the escape attempts by Eastern German residents determined to reach the West.
Modern Berlin has an excellent underground and bus service. Tourists can purchase The Berlin Pass which gives you free travel and reduced entrance costs to a host of attractions around the city. There is so much to see and do in this city.
Top attractions in Berlin include The Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, The Berlin Televison Tower, Museum Island and a host of city shopping areas and squares. You can even hire a Trabant and go on a Trabant tour of the city.
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